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lateral

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adj. 1. situated at or relating to the side of an organ or organism. 2. (in anatomy) relating to the region or parts of the body that are furthest from the median...

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parieto-occipital sulcus

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A sulcus towards the back of each cerebral hemisphere on its medial surface (hence not visible on the outside), marking the boundary between the parietal lobe and the occipital lobe.

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quiet-biting attack

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The organized pattern of behaviour of a predator stalking and killing its prey. This type of behaviour has been elicited in animals by stimulating the medial forebrain bundle of the...

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sagittal section

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A cutting through a sagittal plane. The midsagittal section (also called the median section) of the brain passes through the longitudinal fissure and exposes the medial surfaces of the...

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thalamus

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1 (in anatomy) Part of the vertebrate forebrain that lies above the hypothalamus. It relays sensory information to the cerebral cortex and is also concerned with the...

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trigeminal lemniscus

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Either of the two bundles of nerve fibres within the lemniscus running parallel to the medial lemniscus and conveying information from one of the trigeminal nerves to the thalamus. Compare...

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ventromedial cortex

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The lowest part of the prefrontal cortex on the medial or inner surfaces of both brain hemispheres, below the corpus callosum, corresponding to Brodmann areas 11, 12, 13, 14, and 47 (see...

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